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View of Mount Baker in the evening light, 

as seen from the gardens surrounding the home of 

Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Paterson, Suffolk Road, Uplands. 

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WHAT subject in life is of such importance as HOME. That real permanent 
home you intend to build. Home! The word is full of colour and meaning. 
Think of all it means, has meant, and will mean to you. It recalls hallowed memories 
of long ago. Aroimd the idea of home you weave, in fancy, the best thoughts for 
the future. You often picture the home of your desire amid bowers of roses and 
honeysuckle, green lawns and beautiful gardens, with views of island-dotted seas 
and distant mountains. 

Within three miles of the centre of Victoria, the capital city of British 
Columbia, a succession of rock-bound points and coves, with shingle beaches, connect 

the silver sands of Oak and Cadboro Bays. Back 
jgy from the beaches the land rises softly in a series of 

green terraces, clothed with century-old oaks and 
maples. This property is known as "UPLANDS." 



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The Naze, 

SINCE the white man first set his foot on Vancouver Island, and founded the City 
of Victoria, the wide acres of UPLANDS remained a NATURAL PARK, the 
property of "The Governor and Company of Adventurers of England, trading into 
Hudson's Bay," and until the City of Victoria stretched its residential area almost 
to the point where the gates of UPLANDS now stand, it still remained a lovely 
park, its shores laved by the blue waters of the Gulf of Georgia, its woodland glades 
a mecca for horsemen, for no finer riding country ever lay out of doors than the 
oak-covered benches of UPLANDS. 

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Doris McCleave, 
expert girl rider, 
out for a ride 
with her pupils 
on the 
of Uplands. 

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To LIVE on Vancouver Island, in tlae vicinity of Victoria, is fast becoming the 
desire of all who have any knowledge of its attractions. This applies not only 
to business and professional men, and farmers and stockmen of Eastern Canada and 
the Prairie Provinces, but also to many from Great Britain and the United States, 
also officials and merch- 
ants trading in India, 
China and other parts 

of the world. This Mi^|HiiS9S0f ;\'^ MSn/"KS^ MV\^ y^HB^HTi^f^'^ 

being so, it was inevit- 
able that UPLANDS, 
so beautiful, so acces- 
sible to the social, 
educational and reli- 
gious advantages of 
such a city as Victoria 
should be developed as 
an artistic residential 

Parliament Buildings. 

\'ictoria, B. C., 

of beautiful design 

and proportions. 

The Empress 

Victoria, B. C. 
in its 
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looking east 


Shore Road. 


WITH this in view, Olmstead Bros., generally considered among the greatest 
landscape architects on the North American Continent, were engaged to lay 
out the property in home tracts of unsurpassed beauty and excellence. The salient 

features of this attractive property are the size of 
the building sites, which vary from one-fourth of 
an acre to three acres each; miles of winding 
avenues with twenty-four foot asphalt roadways; 
cement walks five feet wide, flanked on either 
side with green boulevards 

and garden spaces graced HffS 

with trees or bordered with 
white and golden broom; 
copyrighted ornamental 
electric light standards; un- 
derground electric and tele- 
phone wiring; perfect sewer 
and water systems. These 
improvements have been 
established at a cost of half 
a million dollars, and with 
the one aim to preserve the 
natural beauty of the prop- 
erty and render it available 
for use, rather than attempt 
to add anv artificial touches. 

An Electric 

The home of 
Mr. and Mrs. 
John A. Turner, 
Sufifolk Road, 

UPLANDS is restricted entirely to high-class 
residential purposes — excluding commer- 
cial buildings of all kinds. A few homes are 
already built on sites selected in the short period 
before the Great War when the property was 
open for purchase. These homes harmonize 
and seem part of the scenic environment, and 
the gardens which surround them still further 
enhance that harmony. Nothing unsightly is 
countenanced and the purchaser is assured 
that the charm of his surroundings will always 
be preserved. 

Entrance to 
the home of 
Mr. and Mrs. 
Bryce Wright 

Dorothy Perkins covered pergola 

in Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Cleveland's garden, 

Lansdowne Road, Uplands. 

"Riffington," embowered in trees, 

the home of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Wright, 

Shore Road, Uplands. 

Wonderful show of Shasta Daisies 

at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wilson, 

York Road, Uplands. 

The charming home of Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Cleveland, 
Lansdowne Road, Uplands. 

Mr. McDermott's 


among the 


Part of Shore Road, Uplands. 

In the middle distance, the silver sands of Cadboro Bay. 

Beyond Cadboro Bay Point, San Juan Island is dimly seen. 

Residence of 
Mr. R. W. 
Payn Le Sueur, 
Shore Road. 

The entrance to Cadboro Bay. 

Spurn Head sheltering Loon Bay, the home of the 

Royal Victoria Yacht Club. 

EACH season brings to UPLANDS a glory all 
its own. Early in April, while the grass is 
still unfolding, come the lilies in crowds, to be 
followed by the violets, the blue bells and the 
columbine. Then comes the deep blue Kemass, 
which the children call wild hyacinth. Later 
still there are the roses and broom. Indeed 
there is always a multitude of flowers in 
the open lands which colour them with 
changing rainbow hues. 

A flower-covered meadow in Uplands, 

photographed from Cadboro Bay Road in the month of May. 

Masses of bkie Kemass and yellow Buttercups. 

RuDYARD Kipling, in "Letters to the Family — Notes on a 

recent Trip to Canada," describes Victoria 

in the following paragraph : 

"To realize Victoria, you must take all that the eye 
admires most in Bournemouth, Torquay, The Isle of Wight, 
the Happy Valley at Hongkong, the Doon, Sorrento, and 
Camps Bay ; add reminiscences of The Thousand Islands 
and arrange the whole round the Bay of Naples, with some 
Himalayas for the background." 


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Home of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. H. Cross, 
Lansdowne Road, Uplands. 

An April scene in Uplands. 
Photographed by Mrs. Andrew Wright 
in her wild garden. 


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Residence in Uplands recently purchased by Mr. W. B. Lamgan, 
Freight Traffic Manager, Canadian Pacific Railway, Montreal. 

THE outlook from UPLANDS 
is a fitting frame for all its 
composite beauty. In the imme- 
diate foreground looking eastward 
lies the sea — sheltered, serene. On 
Cadboro Bay the Royal Victoria 
Yacht Clubhouse overlooks the 
water, and a score or more of 

Dinghies racing 
on Cadboro 
July 1st, 

Photographed by 
Mr. J. Howard 

pleasure boats are alwaj'-s riding 
at anchor there, or skimming out 
to Haro Strait. In the middle 
distance are Chatham and Dis- 
covery Islands, named after his 
two ships, by Captain George 
Vancouver, the first circunmavi- 
gator of Vancouver Island. 

Clubhouse, Royal Victoria Yacht Club, 
Loon Bay, Uplands. 

BEYOND San Juan and Orcas Islands, Mount Baker, 11,100 feet in elevation, 
rears its glacier-crowned head above the foothills of the mainland. What an 
inspiration to witness the sun rising behind the peak in radiant glory! Or at setting 
time colouring its snowy slopes with rose 
and violet hues. From Mount Baker south- 
ward the distant mainland coast range etches 
the horizon with its jagged peaks, until the 

eye is riveted on the symmetrical outline of fe*. 1 jB^B^&t' * ^ 

Mount Rainier, more than 100 miles away, 
towering in majestic splendour above the 
waters of Puget Sound. Then swinging to 
the west, the wonderful panorama of the 
Olympic Range — a galaxy of snow covered 
mountain peaks, forms the southern ram- 
part of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Such 
are the vistas from the serried benches of 
"UPLANDS." What a setting for a home— 

Residence of 

Mr. Henry Gilbert 

Lansdowne Road, 


To enjoy such surroundings the weather should be as near the ideal as it is 
possible to find. Such is claimed for Victoria, for the summers are warm 
without excessive heat, and the winters open and so mild that snow rarely falls. 
Records compiled by F. Napier Denison, Director Dominion Meteorological Obser- 
vatory, prove that the average maximum summer temperature in Victoria for the 
past ten years was 83 degrees — and the average minimum winter temperature was 
20 degrees above zero — a range of 63 degrees, compared with the average maximum 
summer temperature in the city of Winnipeg for the past ten years of 93 degrees above 
zero, and the average minimum winter temperature 39 degrees below zero, a range 
of 132 degrees. 

In Victoria one can golf all the year round. 
Scene on the links at Colwood. 
Photographed by Mr. Harold Fleming. 

VICTORIA holds the remarkable annual record of only 27.46 inches of precipita- 
tion (rain and snow), compared to that of Vancouver of 59.06 inches. The 
average daily amount of bright sunshine in Victoria for the whole year is 5 hours 
42 minutes. In the year 1914 the following- 
interesting announcement was made by the 
Government of Canada: 

"The Dominion Government has reached the im- 
portant decision of installing on Little Saanich Mountain, 
a short distance from Victoria, an Astronomical 
Observatory carrying a 72-inch reflecting telescope, 
virhich will be larger than any in use at the present time 
in any part of the world. 

"After the most exhaustive expert investigation, 
covering practically every part of the Dominion, Victoria 
has been chosen as the site because of its superlative 
cHmatic and atmospheric conditions. As soon as our 
data had been compiled respecting this locality, all doubts 
vanished as to where the choice should be." 

And what does a good climate mean but 
good health, happiness, good friends, length 
of days. It means the best things thrive, 
including little children; that every home is 
surrounded with gardens, and that half one's 
life may be spent out-of-doors. 

Astrophysical Observatory, 
Little Saanich Mountain. 

"Grace Manor," 
The attractive home of Mr. and Mrs. A. 
Shore Road, Uplands. 


To LIVE in UPLANDS, blessed, so graciously by nature, planned with such 
perfection of design by man, where all of the most modern comforts so essential 
to convenience have been installed, and yet, on every side, God's handiwork, as 
lovely and untouched as it was in the beginning, is surely to have a foretaste of 
Heaven itself. 


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of Mr. T. W. 



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Determine to enjoy it NOW, by selecting for your home one of the most alluring 
-most beautiful sites in the whole of the Pacific North West — in UPLANDS. 

The view of Mt. Baker which is holding the attention ut ilic giuup t.laown on the front cover, 
was taken from the garden of this ideal home, the residence of Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Paterson, 

Suffolk Road, Uplands. 

"Lilies in crowds." This picture is characteristic 

of early spring in the woodlands round Victoria. 

Photographed by Mr. Harold Fleming 

A cJ^nowledgment 


The originals for cover page and view of mt. Baker are 
the work of Mr. J. Semeyn of Victoria. 

All tne pnotograpns of scenes and Homes in Uplands were 
specially taken for tnis booklet by Mr. flodsall of 
tbe Artura Studio, Victoria, also tne picture of tbe 
Empress Hotel. 

Mr. Harold Fleming, of Victoria, is responsible for tbe 
pbotograpbs of tbe Parliament Buildings, tbe Observ- 
atory and "LiUies in Crowds. 

Tbe cbromos were executed by tbe Gerlacb-Barklow 
Company of Stratford, Ontario ; tbe balf-tones by 
tbe Art Engraving and Colortype Company of V an- 
couver, B. C, and tbe printing by Tbe Acme Press, 
Limited. Victoria, B. C. 

Produced under direction of Alfred Carmicbael, Manager 
Uplands, Limited. 

Rough-hewn Steps 

leading down 

to the sea from 

Mr. Andrew Wright": 


Shore Road,